Waxahachie was the site for a junior varsity soccer tournament that began on Thursday afternoon with the Lady Indians hosting Grand Prairie.
The weather was perfect for outdoor sports and the Lady Indians made the most of their performance.
Waxahachie shutout Grand Prairie, 3-0, as three Lady Indians scored goals in the game.
“The girls played very well,” Waxahachie coach Brent Stapleton said. “We possessed the ball well and did a good job dominating the game. On defense, we did a great job at holding them to only a few shots on goal.”
Waxahachie’s first goal of the game came with 17:10 to play in the first half as Harley Warren scored from 20 yards out.
Warren’s kick into the 20 mph winds gave the Lady Indians a 1-0 lead that they carried into the half.
In the second half of play the Lady Indians took advantage of the wind to their back.
The team scored two goals in the half, one by Danielle Tesei and one by Sara Sanchez.
Tesei, a sophomore, scored an unassisted goal with 21:15 to play in the game. She stole an inbounds kick and made quick work of the ball by kicking it to the right of the Grand Prairie goalkeeper.
Sanchez’s goal was the last goal of the game. She nailed a sliding kick into the goal with 38 seconds left in the game.
“Goalkeeper Jazmyn Usher played well faced with tough weather conditions with the strong winds,” Stapleton said.
The Lady Indians improved to 3-0 on the season with the win. The team is scheduled to play today against Arlington Bowie and Aledo.
The game against Bowie is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. while the Aledo game will end tonight’s action for Waxahachie at 6:45.
On Saturday, the Lady Indians will play at 3 p.m. against Richland.
Following the impressive display by the Lady Indians the Waxahachie JV boys’ team took the field against Grand Prairie.
Grand Prairie scored three goals in the first half with the wind before scoring two goals against the wind in the second half for a 5-0 win.
“We are a young team and are still learning our style of play,” Waxahachie coach Dewayne Volentine said. “We expect to be ready to play when district starts.”
Volentine said Ramiro Salas, Ryan Lloyd and Zach Riley had a good game for the Indians.
In the first half, Grand Prairie kept the ball on the Indians’ side of the field and scored at the 21:42, 10:25 and 6:32 marks in the game.
Grand Prairie’s second half scoring came with 28:29 and 23:05 left in the game.
Waxahachie will play today against RL Turner II and Aledo. The Turner game is scheduled for 12:30 while the Aledo game is at 5:30 p.m.